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Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Duke University

Durham, NC

PhD in Environmental Policy (Expected graduation May 2024)

 

Columbia University 

New York, NY

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Applied Mathematics, minor in Statistics (May 2016)

 

AWARDS AND RESEARCH SUPPORT

Global Health Doctoral Scholars Program Award, Duke Global Health Institute

August 2022 – present

Primary Applicant

C-Quest Capital and Clean Cooking Alliance ($796,000)

2021 – present

Team Member

Funding for “Gendered time-use benefits from improved cookstoves: A pathway to a new type of development impact bond and cooking solutions market stimulus”

 

Clean Cooking Alliance Further Research Grant ($25,000)

2023

Primary Applicant

Further funding to include GPS tracking project to “Gendered time-use benefits from improved cookstoves: A pathway to a new type of development impact bond and cooking solutions market stimulus”

 

Duke Graduate School Dissertation Travel Grant ($4,550)

2023

Primary Applicant

Travel to and from East Africa for dissertation.

 

Duke Global Health Institute Dissertation Grant ($10,000)

2023

Primary Applicant

Further funding for additional travel, projects, and training included in various dissertation pieces (see in progress publications).

 

Duke Graduate School Summer Research Funding ($9,000/year)

2021 - 2023

Primary Applicant

Summer funding to continue dissertation work.

 

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Krishnapriya, P. P., Chandrasekaran, M., Jeuland, M., & Pattanayak, S. K. (2021). Do improved cookstoves save time and improve gender outcomes? Evidence from six developing countries. Energy Economics, 102, 105456.

 

Chandrasekaran, M., Cook, J., & Jeuland, M.  The Evidence Base for Time Savings Benefits in Water and Sanitation Interventions (2022). Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Global Public Health.

 

Chandrasekaran, M.; P.P. Krishnapriya; M. Jeuland & S. K. Pattanayak (2023). “Gender empowerment and energy access: Evidence from seven countries.” Accepted at Environmental Research Letters.

 

WORKS IN PROGRESS

Chandrasekaran, M.; M. Jeuland & S. K. Pattanayak (2023). A Bayesian approach to understanding variation in the time use burden of fuel collection in low- and middle- income countries. In Progress.

 

Chandrasekaran, M.; Jeuland, M., Litzow, E., McCord, R., Sonke, K., P.P. Krishnapriya, S. K. Pattanayak (2023). Gendered time-use benefits from improved cookstoves: A pathway to a new type of development impact bond and cooking solutions market stimulus. In Progress.

 

Whittington, Dale, Jeuland M., Cook, J., Chandrasekaran, M. (2023). The Value of Time in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. In Progress.

 

Chandrasekaran, M. and McCord, R. (2024). Climate shock adaptation and energy access linkages: agricultural communities in rural Malawi. In Progress.

Litzow, E., Chandrasekaran, M., P.P. Krishnapriya, S.K. Pattanayak (2024). Intra-household bargaining power over budgets: Evidence from four African countries. In Progress.

 

Chandrasekaran, M. (2025). GPS based survey of women’s time use patterns in rural Eastern Kenya. In Progress.

 

CONFERENCES

Society of Cost Benefit Analysis Time Use Workshop (Chapel Hill, North Carolina)

Valuing Time Savings in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

October 2022

 

Policy Sciences Annual Institute (Durham, North Carolina)

Gender empowerment and energy access: evidence from seven countries

November 2022

 

Association of Environment and Resource Economics (Portland, Maine)

Gendered time-use benefits from improved cookstoves: A pathway to a new type of development impact bond and cooking solutions market stimulus

May 2023

 

European Association of Environment and Resource Economics (Limassol, Cyprus)

A Bayesian approach to understanding variation in the time use burden of fuel collection in low- and middle- income countries.

June 2023

 

Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative (Limassol, Cyprus)

Gendered time-use benefits from improved cookstoves: A pathway to a new type of development impact bond and cooking solutions market stimulus

June 2023

 

Environment for Development (Accra, Ghana)

Gendered time-use benefits from improved cookstoves: A pathway to a new type of development impact bond and cooking solutions market stimulus

October 2023

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

The Skimm (New York, NY)

Data Analyst, Oct 2018 - May 2019

  • Analyze technology trends to identify markets for future product development or to improve sales of existing products.

  • Identify and analyze industry or geographic trends with business strategy implications.

  • Maintain library of model documents, templates, or other reusable knowledge assets.

Shutterstock (New York, NY)

Data Analyst, Sep 2017 - Oct 2018

  • Synthesize current business intelligence data to support recommendations for action.

  • Maintain or update business intelligence tools, databases, dashboards.

  • Communicate with customers and competitors to inform or understand industry trends

Yieldmo (New York, NY)

A/B Testing Analyst, Jun 2015 - Jun 2017

  • Use SQL to wrangle large datasets and statistical analysis to interpret data

  • Provide data driven action items to key stakeholders

  • Collect and analyze data on customer demographics, preferences, needs, and buying habits to identify potential markets and factors affecting product demand.

 

Laboratory of Nanobiotechnology and Synthetic Biology (New York, NY)

Research Assistant, 2013 - 2016

  • Use MATLAB to model the persistence length of cancerous cells

  • Use MATLAB to model protein interactions

  • Cell culture assistance

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